Monthly Archives: June 2015

In The Presence Of The Awliya, Watch Your Heart

BismillahirRahmanirRahim  ‘Lakum Dinukum Waliyadin – to you your religion and to me mine.’ To you your religion and to me mine. That’s it. We’ve come to that point now, the second jahiliyyah. First jahiliyyah, those words are for the musyriks. Second jahiliyyah it … Continue reading

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If The Heart Is Thirsty

BismillahirRahmanirRahim It is not through physical that you are going to gain anything. It is not through physical nearness that you are going to gain something. It is a nearness of your heart. Abu Jahil and Abu Lahab, they were … Continue reading

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Value every Sohbet for it is fresh, and it reveals something new each day

Auzubillahi minashaitanir Rajim BismillahirRahmanirRahim Destur. Medet ya SahibulSaif Sheykh Abd Kerim al-Kibrisi al-Rabbani (qs). We are asking support from our Sheykh, to say something and to listen to something that is going to give us benefit. If you are not … Continue reading

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If you are from another Tarikat, what does it mean to see Shaykh Abdul Kerim Effendi a couple of times in your dreams?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question : If you are from another Tarikat, what does it mean to see Shaykh Abdul Kerim Effendi a couple of times in your dreams? It means that there is something that is there, there is some secret that … Continue reading

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A Great Lesson In The Conquest of Mecca

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Alhamdulillah, Alhamdulillah, Alhamdulillahi Rabbil Alamin. Wasalatu wa salamu ala rasulina Muhammadin wa ala alihi wa sahbihi ajmain nahmadulllahu ta’ala wa nastaghfiruhu wa nashadu an-lailaha ilallahu wahdahu la sharika lah wa nashadu anna sayyidina Muhammadin abduhu wa habibuhu wa rasuluhu … Continue reading

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Can mureeds watch television in this time of Ramazan?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: Can mureeds watch television in this time of Ramazan? Eh! Mureeds, they can do whatever they want. Whatever that you are doing, you are going to get the consequences of it. That big sheytan box, how many sohbets more … Continue reading

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We are the ummat of the chosen one, Hz Mustafa (asws). Have we forgotten this honour?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Host: The honorable speaker, his name is Janab Lokman Effendi. He is a representative of Khalifah SahibulSaif Sheykh Abdul Kerim al-Kibrisi al-Rabbani (qs). They have a Dergah in Upstate New York. Osmanli Naksibendi, they follow Naksibendi Sufi Tariqah, the … Continue reading

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I’ve been thinking a lot about my life before Tarikat. Is that normal? Is it just my ego?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: I am a mureed. I’ve given up my life before Tarikat to be in this way Alhamdulillah. But lately I’ve been thinking a lot about my life before Tarikat. Is that normal? Is it just my ego? BismillahirRahmanirRahim.  … Continue reading

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I always ask Sheykh Effendi for prayers, is this alright?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: I’m a murid of Sheykh Effendi and whenever I do dua I feel ashamed asking my Lord so I always ask Sheykh Effendi for prayers. Is this alright? BismillahirRahmanirRahim. We know that Allah swt is our  Creator. He is Kerim. He is … Continue reading

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“Verily in the Prophet of Allah, you have the best example”

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Alhamdulillah, Alhamdulillah, Alhamdulillahi rabbil alamin wasalatu wa salamu ala Rasulina Muhammadin wa ala alihi wa Sahbihi ajmain nahmadulllahu ta’ala wa nastaghfiruhu wa nashadu an-lailaha ilallahu wahdahu la sharika lah wa nashadu anna sayyidina muhammadin abduhu wa habibuhu wa Rasuluhu … Continue reading

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Escape from the tricks and traps of sheytan to Allah swt

BismillahirRahmanirRahim  Auzubillahi minashaytanir rajim BismillahirRahmanirRahim Destur Medet Lailahailallah Lailahailallah Lailahailallah Muhammad Resul Allah Alayhi Salatullah Lailahailallah Lailahailallah Lailahailallah Muhammad Nebi Allah Alayhi Salatullah Lailahailallah Lailahailallah Lailahailallah Muhammad Habib Allah Alayhi Salatullah Salallahu Alayhi wa Sallim. We are intending to bring … Continue reading

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Ramazan: Our Reality Is To Be With Our Lord

BismillahirRahmanirRahim We are pulling ourselves out from every kind of fitnah, every kind of misunderstanding, and we are continuing our way just as we’ve always continued our way, with no changes. Taking from those Holy ones until the day that … Continue reading

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Holy Prophet (asws) came as a mercy to complete the religion of Islam

Auzubillah himinash shaitan-nir-rajeem BismillahirRahmanirRahim Assalamualaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatu. Welcome to you. BismillahirRahmanirRahim. If you think you are going to sit down to listen to a scholar, well, I’m sorry to disappoint you. Because I’m not a scholar. I’m not an academic. I’m just a simple … Continue reading

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Welcoming Ramazan –Different blessing raining down during Ramazan

BismillahirRahmanirRahim During the Ramazan time, a completely different blessing is raining down. You will know that time that during other days that you try to keep, you try to keep your daily prayers, or making intention to fast, you see how hard … Continue reading

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Ramazan: Sit down and take stock of the days in Ramazan that have passed.

BismillahirRahmanirRahim I’m going to say just a couple of words, insya’Allah. Because it is tradition just to give a sohbet a little bit. Sometimes you don’t feel like speaking anything, because whatever that we are speaking, if you are not … Continue reading

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Ramazan: Do not look to the happiness of the Ehli Dunya. Look to the happiness of the Ehli Jannat, of the Ehli Ahiret

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Alhamdulillah, Alhamdulillah, Alhamdulillahi rabbil alamin wasalatu wa salamu ala Rasulina Muhammadin wa ala alihi wa Sahbihi ajmain nahmadulllahu ta’ala wa nastaghfiruhu wa nashadu an-lailaha ilallahu wahdahu la sharika lah wa nashadu anna sayyidina muhammadin abduhu wa habibuhu wa Rasuluhu Salallahu … Continue reading

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Ramazan: Seek Forgiveness And Run In The Way Of Allah

BismillahirRahmanirRahim After Zikr, a mureed ask Sheykh Lokman Effendi a question on how we can move forward in the way of Allah (swt) after asking for forgiveness in this month of Ramzan? Auzubillah minash shaitan rajeem. BismillahirRahmanirRahim. Destur. Medet Ya SahibulSaif. This is something … Continue reading

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Ramazan comes with so much blessings and so much spiritual heaviness

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Assalamualaikum. Salamun Qawlam Mir Rabbir Raheem.  We are living for that. We are aiming for that. That is what our life as believers should be. To aim, to have Allah swt, in the day of Judgment and for those who … Continue reading

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Welcoming Ramazan Part 2: We are created to know Allah and to worship Allah

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Ramazan is different. We are entering to different times. Make intention to get rid of all the egoistic problems. The ego, things that you do with the ego is not worshipping to Allah. It’s worshipping to your ego. Things … Continue reading

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Welcoming Ramazan: Are you running to please Allah swt?

Allahuma salli ala saiyidinna Muhammadini Nabiyi ummiyi, wa ala alihi wa sohbihi wa salam. La illaha Illallah, La illaha Illallah, La illaha Illallah, Muhammad Rasul-ullah Alaihi salatullah. La illaha Illallah, La illaha Illallah, La illaha Illallah, Muhammad Nabi-ullah Alaihi salatullah. La illaha Illallah, … Continue reading

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Why in the Quran is the story of Hz Musa (as) repeated so much?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: Why in the Quran is the story of Hz Musa (as) repeated so much? The Holy Prophet (asws), he is what? Bashir and Nazir. He gives good news and he gives a warning, isn’t it? And what is … Continue reading

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Having proper manners (Edeb) is the Key

BismillahirRahmanirRahim One must have perfect manners. If one has manners, it shows your Islam, it shows your Iman, it shows your Ihsan, it shows your Ilm. People have so much Ilm, but they have no manners. Welcome to Naksibendi Tarikat. … Continue reading

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Ramazan: Make your ego from Nafs-i Ammara to Nafs-i Mutmain

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Auuzu billahi min ash-sheytanir rajim BismillahirRahmanirRahim Medet Ya Seyyidi, Sultanul Awliya, Medet. Alhamdulillah, Alhamdulillah wa shukr Allah. Astaghfirullah, astaghfirullah al-azim wa atubu ilaihi. Allah subhana wa ta’ala sent 124,000 prophets to this world. The last prophet came over fourteen … Continue reading

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Is it advisable if we were to adopt unwanted babies if we are able to support them?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: in my country, there are many babies being abandon by their parents. Is it advisable if we were to adopt this unwanted babies if we are able to support them? This is a very big problem. Let me … Continue reading

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Fasting; Purification And Increase of Taqwa for Believers

BismillahirRahmanirRahim We are thanking Allah swt, that He has blessed us, that we are here and we are sitting and impatiently waiting for the Ramazan to enter. The Ramazan, it is the Sultan of the month. Ramzan, it is a … Continue reading

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Rejoice O Believers! For The Gates of Hell are Closed and The Gates of Paradise are Opened!

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Alhamdulillah, Alhamdulillah, Alhamdulillahi rabbil alamin wasalatu wa salamu ala Rasulina Muhammadin wa ala alihi wa Sahbihi ajmain nahmadulllahu ta’ala wa nastaghfiruhu wa nashadu an-lailaha ilallahu wahdahu la sharika lah wa nashadu anna sayyidina muhammadin abduhu wa habibuhu wa Rasuluhu Salallahu … Continue reading

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Ramazan: Think. Do not be Heedless. Have control over your animal senses

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Hasbinallah wa ni’mal wakeel. La hawla wa la quwwata illa billahil aliyyil azim. We are asking support from our Sheykh , SahibulSaif Sheykh Abdul Kerim al-Kibrisi al-Rabbani, to send us something that is going to benefit us dunya and … Continue reading

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I have really bad anger issues that makes me want to hurt myself sometimes. How do I get over anger?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: I have really bad anger issues that build up inside me and make me want to hurt myself sometimes. How do I get over anger? You want to hurt yourself because you are so upset? Why you want … Continue reading

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Step on your ego and prepare for Ramazan

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Medet ya SahibulSaif. Syukur Alhamdulillah, we are continuously thanking our Lord Allah swt for giving us another blessed day. Today is a Friday. It is more Holy than the two Bayrams and the two Eids combine, isn’t it? And today … Continue reading

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Ramazan: Fasting, Faith and Patience

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Alhamdulillah. Astarghfirullah, Astarghfirullah. Syukkur Ya Rabbi. We are asking forgiveness and thanking our Lord that He has permit us, grant us and give us the health to reach this Holy month. Insya’Allah ar-Rahman, we will treat this month properly, the … Continue reading

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How do we open our heart? What closes our heart?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: How do we open our heart? What closes our heart? The heart, it is the Throne of Allah. In reality, the heart does not belong to us. It is given to us but it does not belong to us. … Continue reading

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Ramazan: The month of Patience, the month of Rahmat

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Alhamdulillah, syukur to our Lord, Allah subhana wa ta’ala. Like this and like that, although that we are not able to complete our duties to our Lord, we passed the month of Rajab and the month of Sha’ban. Now we … Continue reading

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I feel like my Bera’at passed too quickly and I couldn’t give the proper respect, is there anyway I can make up for the loss?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: I feel like my Bera’at passed too quickly and I couldn’t give the proper respect because of my children. I’m regretting and feel like making up for the loss, is there anyway I can? You want to make … Continue reading

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Why does a murid in this way renew their beyat?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: Why does a murid in this way renew their beyat? I may speak about our association. The Holy Prophet (asws) said, ‘O my nation, renew your religion.’ He’s giving us an order to renew our religion. And what is … Continue reading

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Don’t Waste Your Youth

BismillahirRahmanirRahim SelamAleykum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatu. Jumma Mubarak. Alhamdulillah, in a few days time, insyaAllah ar-Rahman, we will have the Ramazan that is going to come to us. Let me ask, everyone heard the khutba, what did you take from the khutba? What … Continue reading

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The Believer Must Judge His Every Action

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Alhamdulillah, Alhamdulillah, Alhamdulillahi rabbil alamin wasalatu wa salamu ala Rasulina Muhammadin wa ala alihi wa Sahbihi ajmain nahmadulllahu ta’ala wa nastaghfiruhu wa nashadu an-lailaha ilallahu wahdahu la sharika lah wa nashadu anna sayyidina muhammadin abduhu wa habibuhu wa Rasuluhu Salallahu … Continue reading

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The True Knowledge : Good Manners as taught by Prophet Muhammad (asws)

BismillahirRahmanirRahim  Medet ya Seyyidi Sultan el Evliya Medet. Tarikatuna Sohbet vel Khayri fil Jamia. We are making intention, insya’Allah, to say couple of words that will make differences to those people that they are sincere with their religion, with themselves, with … Continue reading

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May we harvest good fruits in the month of Ramazan

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Al-hamdu lillahi rabbil ‘alamin. We are asking support from our Sheykh, insya’Allah, to send us something that is going to give us benefit dunya and ahirat. The days of Ramazan is fast approaching. Alhamdulillah. Like this and like that, in … Continue reading

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If a mureed feels fear to think of their Beyat to ever break, how does one deal with this?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: If a mureed feels fear and it kills them inside to think of their Beyat to ever break, how does one deal with this? If he feels fear and he’s very very afraid that his beyat is going to … Continue reading

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I feel my brain refuse to function especially when watching live sohbets. How do I stop this mental/spiritual block?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: Sometimes I feel my brain refuse to function, to think, to understand, especially when watching live sohbets. How do I stop this mental/spiritual block? You take a fire and you put it under you. You take a firecracker, … Continue reading

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If mureed have upset their Sheykh, how can they run to make the Sheykh to be happy with them?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: If a mureed feels tremendous amount of pain at the thought that they may have upset their Sheykh, how can they sincerely run to do something right solely to make the Sheykh to be happy with them? So … Continue reading

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How does a mureed of the Osmanli Naksibendi way, sincerely connect to their Shaykh?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: How does a mureed of the Osmanli Naksibendi way, sincerely connect to their Shaykh? It is not to have conversation with him. It is not through thinking: ‘I’m going to keep my heart connected to him.’ All those, it … Continue reading

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What are the levels of patience and destiny, how should one go with these?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: What are the levels of patience and destiny, how should one go with these? No need to know what are the levels. No need to know the level of patience and destiny. Mankind today they are very impatient. … Continue reading

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‘I am certain of my sins, but I tremble with uncertainty over my good deeds…’

BismillahirRahmanirRahim What do you want? Payment? Allah is what? A businessman with you? You do this much, He is going to pay that much? Muslim, mukmin, murid, this is what a murid is looking for? Payment? This is what our … Continue reading

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Why does the Prophet (asws) love his nation so much?

BismillahirRahmanirRahim Question: The Prophet (asws) loves us so much more than we deserve and we have done nothing to earn his love. We are the most weak especially in these days. Why does the Prophet (asws) love his nation so much? … Continue reading

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